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Tower About 15 Metres South of Church of St Leonard

A Grade I Listed Building in Yarpole, Herefordshire,

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Latitude: 52.2792 / 52°16'45"N

Longitude: -2.7786 / 2°46'43"W

OS Eastings: 346974

OS Northings: 264844

OS Grid: SO469648

Mapcode National: GBR BH.YGMH

Mapcode Global: VH770.SZD5

Plus Code: 9C4V76HC+MG

Entry Name: Tower About 15 Metres South of Church of St Leonard

Listing Date: 11 December 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1081790

English Heritage Legacy ID: 150166

Location: Croft and Yarpole, County of Herefordshire, HR6

County: Herefordshire,

Civil Parish: Croft and Yarpole

Built-Up Area: Yarpole

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Croft with Yarpole and Lucton

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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SO 46 SE
6/143 Tower about 15 metres
south of Church of
St Leonard

Detached tower. Probably C13, restored 1910. Random rubble with some
ashlar dressings and stone tile and shingle roof. Square plan walls on
ground floor enclosing frame of tower, lean-to roofs on stone walls, upper
part of tower weatherboarded with range of seven pierced quatrefoils just
below the pyramidal roof. The entrance in north wall has a chamfered
segmental pointed arch. The boarded door has plain strap hinges. Simple
slit windows in the other walls. Interior: whole tower supported on four
massive corner posts which are inclined inwards and taper towards the top.
The sides between posts are scissor-braced. Empty mortices in the main
posts suggest that the outer wall may have been timber-framed. The early
C20 restorers bolted new braces onto the inside of the frame. (RCHM, 3,
p 215; BoE, p 327).

Listing NGR: SO4697464844

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